A New Lease

What happens to all those old Volvos once Berkeley drivers are done with them? They’re transformed into building materials for this funky home crafted from old car parts and other recycled goods.

Seven months after their daughter, Chloe, was born, Cate and Karl moved from the Berkeley hills to their new home on a lively commercial street. Their central location makes it easy for the family to shop, dine, and visit friends by foot and bicycle. The couple moved their architectural office into the house’s addition, formerly an antique shop.